Lead UX Designer

Axios · Dec 2nd 2018

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Quick Take: Axios is a new digital media company that wants to make the world smarter, faster by providing them with high quality news & information across politics, technology, politics, and media. We’re hiring a Lead UX Designer!

Why it Matters: This person will be responsible for designing products that are truly worthy of our audience’s time, attention, and trust. As a leader in the creative process, you will be defining and influencing the direction of our internal and user-facing web and mobile products.

Go Deeper: The UX Lead will play an integral role in product management and business strategy by gathering and evaluating user requirements and synthesizing abstract ideas into concrete design implications.

The Details: Ideal candidates will embody an entrepreneurial spirit, a passion for Axios’ mission and have the following skills:

  • Experience working closely with product managers, designers, software, engineers, and data scientists
  • Experience leading teams of UI/UX designers
  • Experience with UX design for both web and mobile apps
  • Familiar with HTML, JavaScript, CSS and native app design capabilities
  • Solid understanding of WCAG 2.0 and designing accessible web and mobile experiences
  • Experience with prototyping tools like Invision and UX design tools like Sketch and Zeplin
  • Experience creating wireframes, storyboards, mockups and flow diagrams
  • Strategic mind for solving problems
  • Experience building stakeholder alignment

Don’t forget:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance (100% paid for individuals, 75% for families)
  • Primary caregiver 12-week paid leave
  • 401K
  • Generous vacation policy, plus company holidays
  • Company equity
  • Commuter and cell phone benefit
  • A commitment to an open, inclusive, and diverse work culture
  • Annual learning and development stipend

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